- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Firefighters are urging people to avoid a forested area in southeast Wyoming that’s a popular place to hike, camp and fish.

A wildfire near Lake Owen in Medicine Bow National Forest had burned almost a square mile as of Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday, prompting the evacuation of a campground.

Meanwhile, forest officials are urging residents of nearby Woods Landing, Jelm, Fox Park and Albany to stay put and keep away from the fire zone.

Residents along Fox Creek Road have been advised to be prepared to leave.

No injuries or structure damage are reported.

A small, lightning-caused fire is being allowed to burn in Grand Teton National Park. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://tinyurl.com/lparf2e ) the fire is in a remote area west of Jackson Lake.

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